Housing

HUD serves over 1 million people through emergency, transitional, and permanent housing programs each year.

  • Literally homeless
  • Imminent risk of homelessness
  • Homeless under other Federal statutes
  • Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence

What qualifies as Affordable Housing?

What qualifies as Affordable Housing?

Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. A family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.
Privately owned subsidized housing
Privately owned subsidized housing

HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants

Public Housing
Public Housing

HUD offers affordable apartments for low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities

Housing Vouchers (Section 8)
Housing Vouchers (Section 8)

You find your own place and use a voucher from HUD to pay for all or part of the rent. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs)

What is a section 8 housing subsidy?
What is a section 8 housing subsidy?

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home

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